The genius of Disney has arrived at Disney World and there is a LOT you need to know! In fact, you may want to take a second and read about Lightning Lanes, waiting times, parks, and the most important details you need to know.
Again? Well, now that you’ve become an expert in Disney genius, let’s take a look which attractions should be your priority whenever you use Disney Genie + and Individual Attraction Selections!
All guests can start booking Disney Genie + from 7am. However, regular park guests can only start booking individual amusement selections from the park opening, while resort guests can start booking at 7am.
During our experiences at various parks using both features, we found it more important to prioritize Disney Genie + first when you have the opportunity to start making reservations. Then you will want to book your first selection of individual attractions. As a reminder, guests can only choose up to two paid-per-trip attractions.
Depending on the park you visit, the attractions we should be at the top of your list include Jungle Cruise and Peter Pan’s Flight in the Magic Kingdom, Slinky Dog Dash and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Test Track at EPCOT and Na’vi River Journey and Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
However, there are some rules you will want to consider before booking Disney Genie + or Selections of Individual Attractions. And, the most important thing you will want to keep in mind is the 120 minute rule! Typically, guests using Disney Genie + can only book one Lightning Lane at a time. Once they have searched for a reservation, they can start making another one immediately.
However, we’ve found this a little trickier when it comes to booking your reservations before opening this specific park. If your reservation falls two or more hours after the park opens, Disney Genie + will not allow guests to book another selection until 120 minutes after the park opens. For example, we booked a Slinky Dog for 4pm before Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened the day. But when we tried to make another Disney Genie + reservation, we were told we couldn’t do it until 11 a.m. (two hours after Hollywood Studios opened at 9 p.m.).
With that in mind, we make sure to book popular attractions with an hour’s return before 11am, if we start booking at 7am via Disney Genie +. However, if we couldn’t find a Slinky Dog Dash spot before 11 a.m., we’d stick Smugglers Run in place. We would then book Slinky Dog Dash shortly after, which would invoke the 120-minute rule. Since Rise of the Resistance is one of the most popular Disney World attractions in total, we would use one of our selections of individual attractions to book Rise of the Resistance below.
As a reminder, paid travel attractions at Disney World right now include:
Now that visiting Disney World attractions has become so different compared to before, it’s important to plan the day before you go to the parks. Plus, we’re here to share all the best planning tips and tricks with you, so you get the most out of your Disney vacation! Be sure to stay tuned to AllEars to receive the latest Disney news and entertainment soon!
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